ZwartTech, a social impact startup that connects businesses with vetted software experts in Africa, has launched a cybersecurity arm to provide comprehensive digital protection to entities including businesses, startups, and governments.
Tagged Zwart Cyber, the new arm will offer safety and upkeep of prospective clients enterprise networks, systems connected devices, clouds and databases.
Cybersecurity is now on the front burner in today's digital world as more and more organisations are experiencing breaches and expending billions of dollars to protect their network.
Worldwide spending on information security and risk management technology and services is forecast to grow 12.4% to reach $150.4 billion in 2021, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. Security and risk management spending grew 6.4% in 2020.
Gartner pegged growth in spending across all areas of security, including applications, the cloud, data, identity access management, infrastructure protection, integrated risk management, network security equipment, security services and consumer security software. But the largest beneficiary will be security services with spending on hardware support, implementation, and outsourced services reaching almost $72.5 billion this year.
Commenting on the launch of ZwartCyber, the CEO/founder of ZwartTech, Nelson Tosin Ajulo said: "Data breaches and third-party cyber risks have become prevalent. 300,000 thousand new pieces of malware are created every day. These are designed to steal data and include spyware, adware, Trojans and viruses.
"Additionally, with many people working remotely, it further increases the risks of any organisation's security apparatus being compromised. This is why we are launching a cybersecurity arm to offer the best digital security for startups, businesses and government at the most affordable price."
Ajulo adds: "We are already running a pilot in the Netherlands and we are looking to launch in Nigeria and other parts of Africa early next year. The feedback has been encouraging so far and we hope that ZwartCyber will become the go-to cybersecurity firm soon."